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Win OS upgrade - how to preserve Firefox settings?

I intend to upgrade my desktop PC from Win 8.1 to Win 10 soon due to Microsoft discontinuing support for 8.1 next January and I want to know how to preserve all my curren… (read more)

I intend to upgrade my desktop PC from Win 8.1 to Win 10 soon due to Microsoft discontinuing support for 8.1 next January and I want to know how to preserve all my current settings in Firefox (including saved Pocket articles). Also, does anyone know for certain whether or not Firefox will be automatically migrated to Win 10 in the upgrade? (If it does, maybe that will answer my first question?)

Asked by Hobsknob46 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Are fuller changelogs available for FF upgrades?

Before installing FF 96 today, I looked at the description of the changes here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/96.0/releasenotes/ That seemed straightforward: noth… (read more)

Before installing FF 96 today, I looked at the description of the changes here:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/96.0/releasenotes/

That seemed straightforward: nothing that would change the browser UI.

But when I upgraded, I found that in fact there were changes to the margins and borders of the .tab-background class in browser.css, which took some time to debug and to counteract with my userChrome.css. Not the end of the world, but if I had known, I would have held off the upgrade for a few days so I could work out the userChrome changes at my leisure.

Is there a way that I can see a fuller changelog in future before taking an upgrade, so I know what the impact is likely to be?

Asked by pg_78 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Outrageous latest update

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background f… (read more)

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background for the home page - and no alternative anywhere to switch this back to white or any other options. Do i want to install a plugin for this simple basic option - hell no, i'd rather get rid of FF as my default browser if you think you can play dictators too now. What i miserable attitude you people have. If you change for life )white) to dead (black) you might as well declare you are on your way out as a browser - or offer the option to change that bg color real quick

Asked by rmworldwide 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Saved history

Copy history is saved after closing firefox and reopening. Reboot windows pc is the only way to purge cached content. Dell PC windows 10 64 bit Firefox 96.0.3 (64-bit) An… (read more)

Copy history is saved after closing firefox and reopening. Reboot windows pc is the only way to purge cached content.

Dell PC windows 10 64 bit

Firefox 96.0.3 (64-bit)

Any information copied is saved after manually "clearing Data" Close firefox and reopen "Ctrl V" in search bar and information reappears.

Asked by mitchpersaud 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Suggestions to improve the product

I love the product but I have three issues I would like to suggest could be improved 1) when using Search Bookmarks, I would be useful to show which subfolder a link is s… (read more)

I love the product but I have three issues I would like to suggest could be improved

1) when using Search Bookmarks, I would be useful to show which subfolder a link is stored in. This would be beneficial when there are duplicates and deciding which bookmark(s) to keep or how to improve grouping

2) my workaround was to Export Bookmarks to HTML and use a text editor to search However, the HTML file has a huge overhead of ICON data. It would be nice to disable ICON data or remove it completely. I test saved 2 bookmarks to a 16Kb file, after manually stripping the ICON data the file contained 467 bytes. My normal Bookmarks folder is near 400Mb which appears to be held in memory, reducing overall performance when Firefox is running. Removal/exclusion of ICON data would make this closer to 12Mb

3) the View Cache feature is very helpful but I believe it would be beneficial if the columns could be selected as the Sort By source (instead of just the date). When trying to save cache files like images or videos, sorting by size or type would be a huge benefit.

I am a retired software developer and would love to look into these things, However I think the overhead of understanding your code and tools could take too long to be beneficial. I suspect you probably feel the same about my list :-)

Thanks for your considerations

Asked by kt199bs 3 months ago

Answered by Seburo 3 months ago

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under siege by big brother

bold textUnder siege by Google and Chrome, Samsung who ever else i booted of my account. I trashed the place yesterday to slow them down but they bound and determined to … (read more)

bold textUnder siege by Google and Chrome, Samsung who ever else i booted of my account. I trashed the place yesterday to slow them down but they bound and determined to take my privacy! I'm not a tech or anything, just a regular joe tired of being spied on continuously, and my privacy being taken from me! I don't know the things that alot of you folks know . I'm making a move hopefully I'll get some help other wise I'll just be another angry citizen biding my time for the next move against enslavement by corporate America. All help welcomed and appreciated!

Asked by Van 3 months ago

Answered by Seburo 3 months ago

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Website options don't work for Firefox

I've logged into consumerreports.org and am looking at refrigerators and am trying to set a filter based on "Categories" (see jpg image) At this point no input is accepte… (read more)

I've logged into consumerreports.org and am looking at refrigerators and am trying to set a filter based on "Categories" (see jpg image) At this point no input is accepted other than 'Accept'. I can not clear or change any selection. This same condition occurs with all the other options.

When I use Chrome this conditions does not occur. I can set any filter, save it, and see the result.

Is there some Firefox setting that controls this behavior that I can change?

Asked by slipbits 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Firefox privacy settings

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possi… (read more)

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possible to steal my laptop while powered on and unlocked. Hence my laptop approach is strict while adding a few exceptions that rely on successful authentication without remembering passwords.

I find it quite hard to manage exceptions. I've spend a couple of hours reading through this forum as well as numerous FAQs and guides, yet it appears there are a lot of conflicting options that override certain settings. The entire process is pretty counterintuitive and could use an overhaul from a UX perspective, where a simplification of the process might also result in the resources becoming more useful.

Anyway, one of my issues is that it appears I can't use asterisk * when defining URL exceptions for cookie settings. Second, unless explicitly defined, the protocol defaults to http and not https. I guess I should ask what happens before complaining too much. Example time:

1: I add the URL 'example.com' 2: Firefox converts it to 'http://example.com' 3: I add the URL 'https://example.com'

How will each of these exceptions work for the following: https://www.example.com https://this.example.com

And how can I mitigate this without a regex or similar, short of manually adding an extensive list of possible variations in between https:// and .example.com? To clarify, I'll need an exception for something like https://*.example.com

Finally, how is this affected by individual settings in the sections Enhanced Tracking Protection, Cookies and Site Data, and History? Any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Asked by joey_moey 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Tabs will not open Firefox

When I open Firefox, none of the tabs will open to the website. All of my old tabs were there but don’t show anything. If I open a new tab it will open but will not show … (read more)

When I open Firefox, none of the tabs will open to the website. All of my old tabs were there but don’t show anything. If I open a new tab it will open but will not show anything. I tried to refresh Firefox, and the tab not open. I tried to close fire fox and reopen it and fire fox would not reopen. I tried restarting my computer and opening Firefox and Firefox will not open. I tried to uninstall Firefox and my computer told me that Firefox was running. I shut down my computer and then uninstall Firefox. When I reinstalled Firefox it would not open.

Asked by Behmer01655 3 months ago

Answered by James 3 months ago

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access denied

every time i try to sign in to thiis it says acces denied i i have disabled my antivirus and also all adoons an ne every time i try this is is whT COMES UP IT W… (read more)

every time i try to sign in to thiis it says acces denied i i have disabled my antivirus and also all adoons an ne every time i try this is is whT COMES UP IT WORKS IN cHROMEYou don't have permission to access "http://www.kroger.com/signin" on this server.

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Asked by Mary 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Google Workspace is encroaching n my person systems, inclfueing

bold textI use a Google WorkSpace mananged by my consultant, which is encroaching on my my personal and independent contractor activity. Am I the only person w this probl… (read more)

bold textI use a Google WorkSpace mananged by my consultant, which is encroaching on my my personal and independent contractor activity. Am I the only person w this problem?/ Please help me.

Asked by Ada Gay Griffin 4 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 months ago

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Trust Manager con't

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.) The problem… (read more)

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.)


The problem is I'm having trouble accessing protected files from my employer.

A grey message box comes up when I try to do so that reads as follows:

"Currently in safe reading mode. This document cannot connect to:

https://learninghub.phsa.ca/courses/20165/react-adult-protection-curriculum-models-1-overview-of-legislation-and-documentation

If you want to enable this function, please check the Trust Manager preferences to disable safe reading."

When I go to 'Preferences' and click on Trust Manager, I'm still not able to access the protected files.

PS I was unable to take a screen shot of this grey box.

Asked by gloriathiessen 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Browsing on local development URLs derives on "Unable to connect"

Hi there, I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time,… (read more)

Hi there,

I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time, I've established a new profile just for development purposes.

The local website I can't reach is "site.local.dev". My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 and that URL points to a local IP on my network (resolved via /etc/hosts file on my PC).

Funny thing is that: - In dev-profile: site.local.dev does not work => "Unable to connect" and the URL bar shows https://site.local.dev even if I force it to http:// - In personal-profile: site.local.dev does work :P

I have tried with CLI tools like "wget", "hosts", "ping", "telnet" and so on and the site loads ok. Even I have used Dillo (damn simple web browser) and the site loads ok also.

Things I've tried so far: - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1011327 (similar issue, not exactly the same).

It must be a silly thing but I'm out of options now. Perhaps anybody has faced to this situation in the past: any suggestion on this issue?.

Thanks in advance, Ibon.

Asked by Ibon Castilla Varela 3 months ago

Answered by Ibon Castilla Varela 1 week ago

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cannot access my email

i cannot access my email called armstrongonewire and they told me that the problem is with the update that downloaded on 2/11/22 for the firefox update 96.0. will this p… (read more)

i cannot access my email called armstrongonewire and they told me that the problem is with the update that downloaded on 2/11/22 for the firefox update 96.0. will this problem be resolved and when? 'bold text

Asked by bradleycopeland 4 months ago

Answered by Seburo 4 months ago